Trooper First Class Bruce Kenneth Smalls

Trooper First Class Bruce Kenneth Smalls

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 27, 1985

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Bruce Kenneth Smalls

Trooper First Class Smalls was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a reckless driver on I-95 in Jasper County. Unbeknownst to Trooper Smalls, the RV was being driven by a suspect and an accomplice who had just murdered the owner of the vehicle.

The shooter was convicted of Trooper Smalls' murder and was executed on May 3, 2002.

Trooper First Class Smalls was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 2002

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A heartfelt salute to you Trooper Smalls.

T. Reid , Lieutenant
Los Angeles County Sheriff, retired

May 14, 2019

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